Carex cristatella Britton. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Grassy balds, fens, wet meadows, river shores, especially in calcareous or nutrient-rich alluvial soils. Dist: VT west to SK, south to w. NC, KY, MO, and KS. See Fox, Godfrey, & Blomquist (1952) for the first report from NC.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Va, W